View Full Version : Biggest Ever Cosmic Explosion Observed 7.5 Billion Light Years Away

2008-Mar-21, 12:10 AM
A record-breaking gamma ray burst was observed yesterday (March 19th) by NASA's Swift satellite. After red-shift observations were analysed, astronomers realized they were looking at an explosion half-way across the Universe, some 7.5 billion light years away. This means that the burst occurred 7.5 billion years ago, when the Universe was only half the age [...]

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